The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) arrived in its new homeport of Sasebo, Japan on Jan. 14. The ship replaced USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) as the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship in U.S. 7th Fleet. Wasp is the first ship in the region that will regularly operate with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s F-35B Lighting II Joint Strike Fighters. Read More
Amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a final port visit on Dec. 28, ahead of making the final leg of the voyage to the ship’s new home in Japan. Read More
USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2017.
The following is part of a series. Please also see Top Stories 2017: Navy Acquisition, International Acquisition, Marine Corps Operations, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Acquisition, International Operations and New Administration.
In 2017, the Navy and Marine Corps were active in nearly every corner of the globe. Some forces conducted land-attack and air warfare not seen by U.S. forces in years, while others provided desperately needed humanitarian aid.
After nearly two months at sea, USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) returned to homeport Norfolk from providing life-saving care to residents of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
As Puerto Rico’s hospitals are reconnected to a power grid being rebuilt in the wake of Hurricane Maria, military medical providers continue increasing their ability to treat patients on shore and at sea. Read More
The Navy and Marine Corps’ Bold Alligator 17 international amphibious exercise will still take place this month but will be scaled down due to ongoing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Read More
Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) arrived in Puerto Rico Tuesday morning, providing much-needed medical capabilities as most of the island’s medical facilities still have no power two weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall. Read More
Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) is steaming to Puerto Rico, as part of Hurricane Maria relief effort, just as federal officials stated only one of the island’s 69 hospitals is fully operational. Read More
Responding to the need for humanitarian aid in Puerto Rico, hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) is now preparing to get underway within 96 hours, according to a Department of Defense spokesperson. Read More
THE PENTAGON — Navy and Marine Corps are working to reopen airfields and clear debris from the main roads of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as part of the ongoing Hurricane Maria relief efforts. Read More